CEL cylinder 1 and 3 misfire
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This is a discussion on CEL cylinder 1 and 3 misfire within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i was wondering if somebody could give their opinion on what's wrong with my car. my CEL turned on and ...

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    CEL cylinder 1 and 3 misfire

    i was wondering if somebody could give their opinion on what's wrong with my car. my CEL turned on and the codes said that i had a misfire on cylinder 1. my cousin suggested to test the coil pack so we took it out and it looked fine. the spark plugs looked fine also. i then switched the coil pack from cylinder 3 to cylinder 1 and vis versa and the light didnt turn on for about a month. it recently turned on again and now it says that both cylinders 1 and 3 have a misfire. does anybody know what it could be.

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    How many miles are on the vehicle? What year is the vehicle? Have the spark plugs ever been changed? Can you actually feel/ hear the vehicle miss or are you just going by the CEL codes? If the spark plugs where ever changed were they changed with OEM ones?

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    it has 37,000 miles on it. i have only had it for a few months so im not sure if the spark plugs have ever been changed but i think theyre the original ones but the brand is ngk so i think they are. i dont know what a misfire is supposed to feel like but i sort of feel a power loss.

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    You are in CA. Components of the emissions system are covered under an extensive warranty. Take it to a dealer, as a CEL is by definition an emissions fault. If they ask for money, point them to the pages in the owner's manual outlining the warranty for emissions components.
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    thanks. i didnt know that you could do that but ill give that a try. first i have to wait for the light to come on cus i reset it.

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    ^^ You only answered 1/2 the questions.... what yr is it ?

    Did you buy it used ?
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    its a 2006. yes i bought it used.

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